Rachel has taught violin in various settings for the past 4 years. She is currently studying for a Post-Graduate Certificate in String Teaching run by the European String Teacher’s Association.
Based in Norfolk, UK, Rachel teaches violin to students of all ages and abilities. This involves group lessons within schools, arts centres and private tuition. Rachel’s skills and experience working with children (particularly those with special educational needs) make violin playing accessible to as many individuals as possible.
Typically learners aged 4-6yrs begin with Stringbabies Method, progressing to a range of study methods that are carefully chosen to suit the musical development and goals of individual students. For adult learners, once essential playing techniques are developed and a reasonable level of fluency is mastered, lessons can include elements of folk or jazz violin.
Students have the opportunity to take graded assessments as part of the learning process. Less formal assessments and pre-grade 1 assessments such as ABRSM Music Medals are also available. These are not however a compulsory part of learning the violin. Other ways in which progress can be measured include taking part in concerts, playing within a group or ensemble, as well as simply gaining the ability to play with increased musicality.
To enquire about lessons for yourself or your child please contact Rachel initially by email, leaving your contact details, approximate location and a brief description of the student.
(The standard lesson fee is £25 per hour for private lessons. Group lessons are available for music centres and schools.)